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How to spot a fraudulent text message

 How to spot a fraudulent text message

How to spot a fraudulent text message

      We are exposed all the time to different types of scams, some of which may be more obvious than others.

      The best way to avoid them is simply to be vigilant at all times and know how to spot any type of scam;  Especially by text and email.

  Today the average person is smart enough to detect any kind of email scams and that is why these criminals have turned to SMS.  For this reason, it becomes necessary to know how to spot a fraudulent text message.

  Is the text message relevant to you?

  It's normal if you try to do a text message scam, do whatever it takes for us to click on your link, in that sense we can't deny how creative they are.  For example, you can be sure that we have won something.  But did we participate in any contest or sweepstakes?  We may even be asked for a parcel to collect it.  However, do we expect anything?

  Sometimes it's a gift card from a store that we never buy.  Others are the final notice of a bill we never received.

  Do not visit the links of suspicious messages

  The vast majority of text messages include a link to a URL that does not match the company's address.  However, even if the link name is similar or related, we have no way of knowing if it is trustworthy or not.  Many of these scams are designed to spread malware and all they require is you to click on the link in question.  In this sense, it would also be useful to know how to protect our devices.

How to spot a fraudulent text message

  Avoid scams

  For maximum security, we should avoid clicking on text links that we did not request.  If we go back a bit, in August 2019, many people with iPhones were exposed to malware just by visiting a URL in Safari.

  persuasive site

How to spot a fraudulent text message

  Let's pretend we clicked on a link by mistake or without much thought and see a site very similar to the official one.  Many scammers have the skills to reproduce websites that are very similar to corporate websites.

  Here is a very simple way to find out if it is a scam or legitimate.  how?  We just check the URL and that's it.  If the address does not match the official one, it is clearly a scam.

  In this regard, it is important to be very careful, because on many occasions URLs can look the same.

  Too much attention to the rules

  Fraudulent messages

  It could be something as simple as a misplaced word, incorrect capitalization, etc.  In the image accompanying the article, we can see the double space error, incorrect capitalization, lack of punctuation, and incorrect addition of the URL in the middle of the sentence.

  Do not trust personal messages

  In many cases, scammers manage to guess the name of the victim.  This kind of personalization can lead a lot of people to believe that this is a real message.  You may receive a message from someone trying to impersonate your bank, Internet service provider, or mobile phone service provider.

  But chances are high that some of your information has been leaked online.  Data breaches are a daily occurrence.  Without going far, a lot of data can be accessed on social networks, which makes things very easy for scammers, especially for those who leave their numbers in front of everyone.

  Do you doubt that it is real?

  In the event that we suspect it is real, we will simply have to contact the company.  We can do this in several ways: phone call, email, live chat, etc.  But all this information must be obtained directly from the official website of the company, and you should not rely on the SMS that they send us.